Writer Thomas Mallon Will Present Reading And Talk As Rea Visiting
Writer At U.Va.
April 2, 2002-- Thomas Mallon,
award-winning author and essayist, will be at the University of
Virginia from April 22 through 26 as the Rea Visiting Writer in
fiction in the Creative Writing Program of the English Department.
He will present a talk on the craft of fiction on Tuesday, April
23, and a reading from his work on Thursday, April 25. Both events
will be held at 8 p.m. in the U.Va. Bookstore and are free and open
to the public.
is the author of numerous highly acclaimed historical novels, including
"Two Moons," "Dewey Defeats Truman" and "Henry and Clara."
His most recent is "Mrs. Paines Garage and the Murder of John
F. Kennedy," published this year.
professor of English at Vassar College, Mallon serves as literary
editor for Gentleman's Quarterly. He has been the recipient of many
honors including the Ingram Merrill Award and Guggenheim and Rockefeller
fellowships. In 1998 he was chairman of the fiction-judging committee
for the National Book Awards.
essays and reviews have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York
Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Harpers and the
Washington Post Book World.
his visit Mallon will work with students in the Creative Writing
U.Va. Creative Writing Program (434) 924-6675 or Joanna Gluckman